About Us

Honoring and Preserving the National Memory of World War II
Creating the Next “Greatest Generation” of Tomorrow

Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends), based in Washington, D.C., is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to teaching lessons of yesterday to unite generations of tomorrow. Founded in 2007 by the creators of the National World War II Memorial, Friends brings Americans of all backgrounds and ages together for national ceremonies and experiences at the Memorial and for online educational programs centered around the themes of American unity, shared values and ideals, and the spirit of community, inspiring them with timeless stories of sacrifice, dedication, and valor.

Leadership and Staff

Officers

Josiah Bunting III
Chairman

Jane Droppa
Vice Chairman

Ruth Rodgers
Secretary-Treasurer

Holly Rotondi
Executive Director

Directors

VADM Jack Baldwin, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

RADM John Bitoff, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Robert H. Bohannon

Lt. Gen. Michael G. Dana, USMC (Ret.)

Sara Temple Dent

Philip J. Gioia

Robert Kelley

Alex Kershaw

LTG Mick Kicklighter, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Cathy Martine

Lynn McMahon

Stephens F. Millard

Robert A. Peck

Elliott (Toby) Roosevelt III

Odeh L. Stevens

Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, USMC (Ret.)

Kenneth J. Terry

Staff

Holly Rotondi
Executive Director

Sam Smith
Public Education Officer

In Memoriam

Ambassador F. Haydn Williams
Chairman, 2007-2009
Chairman Emeritus, 2009-2016

Jess Hay
Board member, 2007-2015

Dr. J. Phillip “Jack” London
Board member, 2014-2021

Friends of the National
World War II Memorial

921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Ste 316
Washington, D.C. 20003
202-675-2017
EMAIL

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Friends is grateful to the following Founding Sponsors for their ongoing commitment to preserving the legacy, lessons, and sacrifices of our Greatest Generation.

Friends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor AT&TFriends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor F. Haydn WilliamsFriends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor WalmartFriends of the National WWII Memorial Sponsor Crawford Taylor Foundation